The interest in ADHD homeopathy is expanding rapidly as many ADHD sufferers and their families seek alternatives to stimulant medications such as Ritalin, Adderall, etc.
Powerful stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderall often cause nasty side effects (nausea, headaches, insomnia, etc.) and can result in abuse, addiction, and withdrawal. In addition, they tend to lose their effectiveness over time.
Also, many parents are growing increasingly apprehensive about over-medicating their children, and are particularly reluctant to give powerful stimulants to still-developing brains which can have long-term health effects.
As a doctor who treats ADHD, and as the mother of a son with ADHD, I have tried everything to relieve my son's suffering, and have observed many successes using the homeopathic ADHD treatments listed below.
Synaptol was created to alleviate the three hallmark symptoms of ADHD: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.
In addition, Synaptol is particularly effective in children with deficits in reading and writing.
For: Children and adults with ADHD.
How It Is Administered: It comes in liquid form and is taken twice daily. Really easy to use.
Ingredients: Herbs such as Avena Sativa and Scutellaria help provide essential oxygen, nutrients, and blood flow to the brain which enhances brain functioning and promotes calm. These plants have been used in traditional and Chinese medicine for thousands of years.
Pros: Tackles ADHD on all fronts, no side effects, non-addictive, more affordable than prescription medications. Listed in the Food And Drug Administration's compendium of homeopathic treatments.
BrightSpark was formulated to reduce hyperactivity and enhance focus in children suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
It is made from plants and herbs such as Hyoscyamus, Arsen iod, Verta alb, and Tuberculinum that boost overall brain functioning and relax the nervous system.
Pros: BrightSpark is primarily effective at reducing hyperactivity and helping children achieve calm states. This has multiple advantages because by aiming to reduce constant physical restlessness children are better able to focus on schoolwork, sit still in class, etc.
In addition, BrightSpark contains no artificial colors, no artificial preservatives, no gluten, and no animal products.
Best For: Hyperactive children.
This medication comes in two different varieties: Focus Formula for children, and Focus ADDult for adults.
Focus Formula is essentially a super brain booster for children and adults. It helps balance mood, promotes the flow of oxygen to the brain, and promotes focus.
It contains ingredients such as Chamomile, Gingko Biloba, Nettle, Gotu Kola, Green Oats, Rooibos, and Skullcap.
Like all of the natural supplements listed here, Focus Formula contains no animal products, gluten, and no artificial colors or preservatives.
No discussion of ADHD homeopathy would be complete without mentioning Listol. It contains many of the vitamins and minerals that many folks with ADHD are lacking.
These include vitamin B, Iron, magnesium, and the amino acid gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).
These are all essential for healthy brain functioning, and also help promote balanced mood states in those suffering from hyperactivity or nervous tics.
Attend was created to support focus and concentration, promote alertness, improve cognitive function, and balance mood.
It contains natural brain boosters such as Valerian root and magnesium. In fact, research indicates that children with ADHD often suffer from a magnesium deficiency.
Like all of the ADHD homeopathic remedies listed here, Attend does not produce any detrimental side effects and has no addictive qualities.
Focus Factor for kids is widely available in most health food stores, making it one of the most widely used brain support supplements in the US.
It was formulated to promote memory, focus, and concentration and comes in chewable tablets that taste like berries.
It is a brain-boosting blend of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids including DMAE, Omega 3, DHA, vitamin B3, B6 and B12, Bacopa, and more. It contains no caffeine, no artificial colors or preservatives, no gluten, and no animal products.
Natural Vitality's Natural Calm mostly consists of magnesium which is essential for healthy brain functioning and healthy overall functioning.
Studies have highlighted magnesium's many health benefits including reducing stress, alleviating depression, reducing hypertension, and more.
More importantly, magnesium deficiency has been linked to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children which is why it is important to make sure our children are getting enough of this essential mineral. Natural Calm is found in many health food stores.
In my clinical experience, the supplements listed here tend to work best for those with mild to moderate ADHD either as a sole treatment or more often in conjunction with other ADHD treatments such as ADHD medications and ADHD therapy. However, I have witnessed their effectiveness in those with severe ADHD too.
No Side Effects
No Risk Of Abuse Or Addiction
Much Less Expensive Than Prescription Medication (Ritalin, Adderall, etc.)
For those without health insurance, the supplements listed here are a far more affordable alternative to expensive prescription medications.
It is important to remember that all medications and dietary supplements affect every individual differently. It may take a little time to fully understand which combination works best for your child, but the end result is worth it.
Also, you may wish to test your child for food allergies and gluten sensitivities, and to eliminate all artificial colors and preservatives from your child's diet. (See The ADHD Diet.)
Furthermore, your ADHD treatment should be part of an overall health regimen that includes lots of exercise, which has been shown to decrease ADHD symptoms. (See Exercise For ADHD.)
If you or your child is still struggling to get their ADHD symptoms under control, or your current treatment regimen is not fully effective, or you do not have health insurance, then you should try ADHD homeopathy.